•  Posted in: Kogaionon ReviewsRating: 0.88/1
  • Album: Hexenwind
  • Year: 2005
  • Label: PROPHECY
  • Artist: 
  • Austria

Do you desire an invitation in a mystic, gloomy and hypnotic journey? No more Dark or Black Metal! The Austrians' new Experimental Metal style doesn't bring up anything of the from previous albums, it all sounds is, if you want a post apocalyptic Folk, rooted in underground Black Metal! The sound is specific, original, saturated in (iberical style) guitar riffs, but also rapturing acoustic passages, aggressive masculine vocals, intricated with whispered ones ... all put together in a rather slow rythm, bringing to my mind some other Austrian bands like ANGIZIA or KOROVA. I would rather characterize it as an avantgarde SOL INVICTUS or DEATH IN JUNE sound, conceived on a Metal structure! The conceptual focus on nature theme reminds me of EMPYRIUM! As all the lyrics are in German, DORNENREICH's musical feature is now harder to be confounded and all this moreover bring a note of originality and elegance! Slightly melancholic, a bit Metal, a grain of Experimental, some Folk, slightly German...all those conceive the new DORNENREICH sound! Keep close to this interesting project!